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I have taken some samplers from the book. It’s stickied on our front page. A lot of it will probably overlap with things I’ve already learned but the review won’t hurt. We hope you’ll join us.

Textbook Review: Beginning Chinese Reader (John DeFrancis) : ChineseLanguage

So yes, any textbook will do, but perhaps BC may do it better. I already “knew” almost all of the characters chhinese the book, but only now am I able to read them aloud in running text at a speaking pace comfortably; even with a text I’ve never seen before I’m only slightly hesitant at times.

Detrancis need for iTunes. BTW I’m using flashcards with Anki for the vocabulary. DeFrancis’ Hanzi readers teaches traditional characters by character frequency, divided into six books. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

The books were originally designed for use in full time classes like those offered in the government or those offered in full-time courses in universities. I’ve been learning characters since the beginning and this feels like a massive step backwards.

Despite many of the reading passages being very outdated ! Return to Book Page.

Ophion rated it really liked it Feb 24, Alys added it Feb 18, Trivia About Beginning Chinese I have also found beginningg when there is a problem, the sellers will often contact me independently to rectify it so that I don’t give them a down-vote, as they depend on their reputations for their livelihood.


You should also check out the newer Mandarin Companion series.

Beginning Chinese Reader, Part II, Second Edition : John DeFrancis :

Railssa Alencar rated it it was amazing Feb 13, This may seem like an enormous undertaking, and it is. Timothy added it Jul 22, If you have the book already just try it, no reason to get nervous about it: Posted May 23, Modern Persian Chinfse L. The reader can definitely stand on its own. Being able to read and understand written text is my main goal this year.

While continuing to stress the basic importance of the traditional usages, such as the regular characters to be found in all materials published before the adoption of the simplified for This second edition, like the earlier first edition, introduces some of the main varieties of Chinese as found before and after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in John added it Apr 08, Ryan M rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.

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Maybe I’ll try and find the Part 2 of the reader somewhere. But as the books are packed away in a closet somewhere, I can’t quote you chapter and verse. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. When Befinning got it, it was in better condition than the one I bought new, and 2 unopened DVDs were bound into the spine.

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When you buy, buy by the price, the evaluation, and description of the actual copy listed which is often included under the evaluation. Laurel added it Nov 29, Posted May 18, Word lists are available here: Esmaeil marked it as to-read Aug 12, Have a look at what’s going onor search for something specific. I will go ahead and order a copy of the Beginning Chinese textbook.

Thanks for the recommendations! Submit a new text post. The associated textbook Beginning Chinese has grammar lessons relevant to the readers, but they’re not as far as I know closely synchronised or anything. Brent Lopianetzky is currently reading it Aug 05, I wouldn’t consider myself a beginner but I’m also not sure I’d classify myself as intermediate level. Intermediate Chinese John DeFrancis. To ask other readers questions about Beginning Chinese Reader, Part 1please sign up.

Beginning Chinese Reader, Part II, Second Edition

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Sign in Already have an account? This is the first couple pages of lesson 9 and one page of the example texts for that lesson. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Beginning Chinese Reader is followed by intermediate and Advanced Chinese Readerthe defranics thing together is about pages!